Steve Bennett of Pilot Lumber
June 6, 2022

New to the game

There are any number of reasons people get into the LBM industry by way of heading up their own lumberyard. For some, it’s the pride in carrying on a family tradition. For others, it’s knowing they play a key role in building homes for their community. For Steve Bennett of Pilot Lumber in Bellevue, Kentucky, it comes down to this: It was an opportunity to bet on himself owning and running a company, and investing in a business he believed in.

About Do it Best

Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Do it Best is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber, and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $5 billion, Do it Best serves thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.

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